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Old 03-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #31
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We need to be Team Indirect. I don't think I would ever pay more than £100 each extra to fly direct. The benefits aren't worth it, especially given the reported immigration times at MCO lately...
Kath - I am also with you on this we enjoyed indirect and are flying with AA via Miami this year - arriving in MCO at 17.20 so good times too.

I'm not going to lie... If money was no object we'd be Direct Upper Class with Virgin all the way! But money is an object and I prefer cattle class & in-direct and more money to spend on food, drinks and a better hotel when out there.

Admittedly, DH is the tall one in our family at 5ft8 so we never feel cramped - but the flight really is a means to an end. And as some one who often has 3-4 hour journeys via train and plane for work meetings - I am quite at ease with the commute these days! In fact it is more fun as I know the benefit is 2 weeks in Florida and not a boring, stuffy 3 hr meeting!
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I'm not going to lie... If money was no object we'd be Direct Upper Class with Virgin all the way! But money is an object and I prefer cattle class & in-direct and more money to spend on food, drinks and a better hotel when out there.
Oh likewise - if we had the disposable cash, we'd splash out too! But we don't, so I'd rather get three indirect return flights for the price of one return with VA and go three times as often And, actually, I'd upgrade all the other aspects of the holiday first (accommodation, tickets, meals, shows etc. as that's what we are there for, not sitting on a plane for just 18 hours total!)
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:06 AM   #33
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I did indirect to nyc via Chicago. It wasn't as bad as I thought but prefer direct. I would book indirect if the difference was more than 75 per person as that adds up with four of us. My 11 year old daughter prefers indirect with no ife. She hates seat back tv's.
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She hates seat back tv's.
Not by herself, tiny screen with scenes cut, its not for me. Last film I watched was the 1st Ice age, watched it again on TV, couldn't believe how much they had cut on the flight, it was like watching a different film.
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Not by herself, tiny screen with scenes cut, its not for me. Last film I watched was the 1st Ice age, watched it again on TV, couldn't believe how much they had cut on the flight, it was like watching a different film.
I remember one flight they showed This Is England - I can only imagine it was the opening credits then the closing credits the amount they would have had to cut from a film like that

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They showed this is England on a flight to disney? Wow! We are going economy with VA this October but had to play with dates, it was £1000 cheaper for our family of 4 to fly on a Tuesday than it was the Friday. Luckily Disney were great and amended our booking for us. Good luck getting a flight!
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They showed this is England on a flight to disney? Wow!
Well, a flight to Orlando. There we probably lots of people on the flight who were going nowhere near Disney

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remember to also check through the US booking web sites (orbiz ect) we nearly gave up trying to go last Xmas but eventually found flights (1 stop in ny from glasgow) for £600 econ each. UK sites all quoting over £1000. May not be as good a deal due to dollar exchange but still prob a lot cheeper.
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remember to also check through the US booking web sites (orbiz ect) we nearly gave up trying to go last Xmas but eventually found flights (1 stop in ny from glasgow) for £600 econ each. UK sites all quoting over £1000. May not be as good a deal due to dollar exchange but still prob a lot cheeper.
Yes, but because you pay in full when you book the flights, at least you can see what the interbank rate is so you know what you're paying at the time and can decide if it's good value It's the bookings where you are paying off over a period of time where you really have to worry about the uncertainty of the currency! So that's a great idea. Funny, I always used to check out the US sites and haven't looked at all this year so thanks for the reminder
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Virgin have been ridiculous this year, we booked in the BA sale direct to Orlando in P.E. 2 adults 1 child for £2222. Have a look at BA if that doesn't work for you, consider indirect flights with Delta Economy Comfort.
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Sorry just had to come on here and say we finally got our flights Glasgow to mco with aerlingus. £1562 for two adults booking the priority seats with extra leg room. 12th October to 26th.
Cheaper to go from Glasgow than Edinburgh.

Just thought I would let people know as they have only just released the flights for these dates today and being October holidays I'm pretty pleased with that price.
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Sorry just had to come on here and say we finally got our flights Glasgow to mco with aerlingus. £1562 for two adults booking the priority seats with extra leg room. 12th October to 26th.
Cheaper to go from Glasgow than Edinburgh.

Just thought I would let people know as they have only just released the flights for these dates today and being October holidays I'm pretty pleased with that price.
I noticed a few night ago they had added late Oct and Dec to the MAN~BOS route. I have been checking 10-19th then 17th-26th, the later dates only just coming online this week. Dec thru Jan dates I checked are also no available.
I don't have much experience with Boston Oct are £522pp, Dec-Jan £650, might wait a bit.
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I noticed a few night ago they had added late Oct and Dec to the MAN~BOS route. I have been checking 10-19th then 17th-26th, the later dates only just coming online this week. Dec thru Jan dates I checked are also no available.
I don't have much experience with Boston Oct are £522pp, Dec-Jan £650, might wait a bit.
Well they do have sales on occasions so it might be worth holding on for those. We just wanted ot make sure that we got the flights and the exit rows for DH to be comfortable. They do go up and down on occasion so its worth just checking constantly. The Scotland flights were only just released for the dates we wanted today.
Its a tiny bit more than what we have paid before all in with the exit seats max £100 of a difference so we are pretty darn happy about that. Given the other options were double or more
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Just looked as I was double checking and the flights have gone up in price already just goes to show early bird and all that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:22 AM   #45
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Hi All

We have not booked our flights yet for July, but started looking and the cheapest direct flight to and from Miami (going to drive up after seeing the Keys) is around £1100 each, there are 5 of us.

The flights are getting ridiculous, I know this sounds barmy but if you had got the time available, it is now comparable to cruise across from Southampton and back.

The actual accom and deals that Disney are doing make the actual holiday itself quite affordable when you look at what you get, but the flights are bloody stupid prices.

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